The region has been occupied by a Christian minority for centuries.
From the Daily Mail we read:
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Nuri Kino, founder of A Demand for Action (ADFA), said the Syrian villages had been attacked at 5am with 3,000 people 'displaced'.
The organisation, which campaigns for Assyrians, Chaldeans and Syriacs in the country, said 'refugees and fighters' had been in touch with relatives in Sweden, Germany and Canada to confirm the figures.
Mr Kino said between 70 and 100 people - mostly women and children - had been taken away while the men that were abducted were transported to the Abd al-Aziz mountains
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